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Possible plugin

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:27 am
by The Vaxorcist
I had a possible idea for a plugin...
It is common on ctf servers to say "teams uneven, don't cap the flag", would it be possible to write a plugin to enforce is (like make anybody who picks up the flag die? Input, comments on the implementability of this idea, and how it would be done would all be nice. (I was browsing through the api documentation online, and It left me in a state of puzzlement. Of course, I should look at it a little bit harder...)

Now, can't wait for the bzflag source to finist downloading so I can start work. :)

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:12 pm
by TD-Linux
There already is a plugin (or is it a server feature? not sure) on SilverCat that says when a player is carrying the flag unevenly on the admin channel. If I could get that plugin from jomojo (or whoever else may have it) it would be fairly easy to change it so that the flag could not be picked up. Killing a player for picking up a flag with uneven teams seems a bit harsh.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:48 pm
by eagle
im not so sure about them dying but maybe the person would automaticly drop it with a message like: uneven teams

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:05 pm
by RPG
I started a plugin called PlayFair. I'm doing no publicity for it until it is ready for release. It will do what you suggested. It will also warn teamkillers, and quite possibly allow you to specify messages for when events happen. As in when somebody dies, it would say "<callsign> has been pwned by <callsign>!". It's a mix of The Narrator idea and yours.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:27 pm
by TD-Linux
I made one similar, it said Kablooie! whenever you died. You could make it go to the dead player, or have it broadcast to everyone. Got quite noisy in the console :P. Could also make it tell you when you killed someone.